This giraffe and baby stone ornament set is carved from Kisii soapstone. Kisii stone is mined by hand from one of six quarries in Western Kenya. Carvers cut the large rocks into smaller pieces, then chisel a rough shape into the stone. Women then sandwash the stone pieces and polish them. A clear wax is applied to accentuate the stone’s natural lustre. The stone carvers of Kisii are one of many craft groups working alongside Trade Aid’s partner, Undugu.
Natural stone colours may vary.
Undugu Society of Kenya
Kenyan artisans access new markets and create a sustainable living from crafting high quality products by working with Undugu, a social enterprise that empowers lives through trade. ‘Undugu’ is a Kiswahili word meaning brotherhood and solidarity, and the organisation supports innovation, research and development for artisans enabling them to fulfil their aspirations.Read more
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